Large Scale Projects
ABC Sunday Arts
ABC Sunday Arts ran 20 origami episodes over 2 years on Australia wide television channel the ABC. Matthew Gardiner presented short sharp and concise origami lessons to flow with the Sunday Arts programming. Many people recall the halcyon days of Robert Harbin, and we know the profile of origami has again been lifted to a new level across Australia.
1001 Cranes was an installation of over 7000 paper cranes at Federation Square in 2006.
Balletlab - Origami
Balletlab's artistic director Phillip Adams collaborated with artist Matthew Gardiner on the creative development, design, and production of the dance work titled 'Origami'. Origami was performed at the Sydney Opera House in 2006, and featured 2 large foldable sets created with Buro Architects.
Origami House is the largest house ever built from origami bricks. Made from over 1 square kilometre of paper, the house stood at 3m tall, and was furnished completely with tables, chairs, sofas, light switches, and even a laptop computer!
Oribotics - Origami and Robotics
Oribotics is the fusion of origami and technology, specifically 'bot' technology, such as robots, or intelligent computer agents known as bots. Oribotics is a hybrid art/science field of research developed by Matthew Gardiner.
The Dino Project was the first large scale origami work by the Melbourne Origami Group. A 3m Triceratops skeleton (named Yoshi) folded from a Japanese design was exhibited as part of the 2002 Next Wave Festival.
The Melbourne Origami Group provides highly skilled Origami teachers for public events. Below is a list events and projects we have actively participated in:
Tet Festival, North Richmond Community Centre
RACV, Australia Day
Australia On Collins, Origami week
Family Day, Children's week, Melbourne Zoo
Party in the Park, Glen Eira City Council
Sounds of Harmony, Glen Eira City Council
Frankston Susono Japanese Cultural Festival
1001 Cranes, Federation Square
Alternative Living Expo
Melbourne Paper Arts
Broadmeadows Library & Community Centre
1001 Cranes, Federation Square, 2006
Origami House Furniture, Craft Victoria, 2005
Origami House, Latrobe Regional Art Gallery, 2005
Folding Australia 2005, Latrobe Regional Art Gallery, 2005
Oribotics 2004, TCB/Uplands Gallery, Next Wave Festival, 2004
Folding Australia Origami Exhibition, Horti Hall, 2003
Increasing Origami (The Dino Project), Next Wave Festival, 2002
Members of the group are talented at dealing with the paper-cut-throat world of advertising and have lived to tell the tale, and happily do more! Our clients include:
Yellow Pages, Australia & New Zealand
The Australian Wallabies